BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Israel’s air supremacy over Lebanon has proven difficult for the Syrian military counter, especially when the former uses this airspace to launch airstrikes on border governorates like Homs, Damascus, and Tartous.

While the Syrian military frequently tracks Israeli warplanes along the Syrian-Lebanese border, they have refrained from attempting to down any enemy aircraft because such a move would trigger a powerful response the IAF.

However, as the Syrian military has seen time-after-time, if they remain idle, Israel uses Lebanon to enter Syria and then bomb their installations.

There is not much Syria can do in this case because they do not have any military presence inside of Lebanon.

Furthermore, it is not as if Lebanon is collaborating with Israel in these instances; they just do not have the means to shoot down an Israeli warplane flying to Syria, let alone over their own country.

International Response?

Complaints to the international community, including the United Nations, have been pointless for both Syria and Lebanon, as the Israeli Air Force nearly violates Lebanese airspace on a daily basis without any consequences.

Lebanon is also in a bind because they are reliant on western nations, particularly U.N. Security Council members like the United States, France, and Great Britain, for weapons and military equipment.

All three of these western nations have expressed concerns over Hezbollah acquiring weapons from the Lebanese military, so the idea of supplying the latter with an adequate air defense system is out of question.

S-300 System

For Syria, the acquisition of the S-300 system from Russia is supposed to be a major boost to their air defenses.

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Unfortunately for the Syrian Armed Forces, Israel also possesses one of the most powerful military intelligence wings in the world.

As seen in the recent airstrikes over the city of Masyaf, Israel knew Syria’s S-300 system was not ready for use and exploited this.

Israel has the benefit of close intelligence ties with not only the U.S. Coalition, but also the Russian military who is aiding the Syrian government in this conflict.

Russia may disapprove of the Israeli airstrikes in Syria, but they will not intervene to stop them as they currently have an agreement with the Netanyahu administration.

Future

With Israel’s determination to not allow any Iranian military presence in Syria, Damascus and Tehran are attempting to counter this by developing a railway and international highway that stretches between the two countries.

While this will not necessarily halt the Israeli airstrikes, it will allow Iran and Syria to widen their operational capabilities.

This will help Iran immensely because the heavy sanctions imposed on them by the United States have obstructed their naval operations in the Mediterranean.

 

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Emile
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There is no reason for Lebanon to buy Russian A/D because they won’t be allowed to use them against Putin’s best friend Bibi.

Daeshbags-Sux
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As soon as Bashar will have sent both IRGC and Hellbollah packing and stops them to use Syria as transit for arms smuggling, this will stop without any need for air defences.
It’s also high time for Lebanon to enforce UNSC Res.1701 (voted at the unanimity) which orders the disarmament of ALL Lebanese militias.

Gryz
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High time for Israel to withdraw from both the Golan and the Shebaa farms and fully enforce technically applicable UNSC Res. 425, 426, and 520 in that regard, without constant violations and continued partial occupation of Lebanese sovereign land No need to even mention Palestinian Territories and its many relevant violated Resolutions. Then we can absolutely talk about whether ending an official, mutually agreed, legal and sovereign cooperation between two countries. And also the status of Hezbollah that will have no real legitimacy to maintain military position near the Blue Line anymore, either.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

If I’m not wrong, they evacuated Lebanon for long. If you’re considering the Sheeba farms, let me remind you that Lebanon abandoned their sovereignty to Syria (the area was long time disputed between the 2 countries since the French mandate had no GPS and forgot the area on the map of both the Syrian and the Lebanese mandate… In fact, technically, this area belongs to… no country at all! Now maybe you can point me some other areas for my culture, I’m not an encyclopedia of occupied territories😁 Now, you know, since the 1978-1982 UNSC Res. you point, situation has… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

PS : possessing viable, solid and modern air-defense is a sovereign right for any country, including Lebanon, and Israel has no say on this. The day they can grasp something, they will be fully entitles to make full use of it against daily Israeli violation of their airspace condemned as much by the UN and a blatant breach of International Law when used to attack neighboring Syria, on top of doing that without provocations.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Here we face several complex points : If IDF attacks Hezbotox armed branch arms depots/transfers, even in Syria, Lebanon or even, as they did, into Sudan, it’s absolutely legitimate since they enforce UNSC Res.1701… They’re not attacking Lebanon or Syria or even Sudan : they’re attacking an UNSC banned “militia” with a gigantic record of terrorist actions at worldwide level: I’ve counted around 40 countries… Sorry, but when you blow a cultural center in Argentina, be it a Jewish or whatever cultural center, then kill 85 ppl, most of them locals BTW, this is terrorism. Same as if you deliberately… Read more »

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nothing to say
one hundred percent SO TRUE.UNTIL THE ARABS UNITE
STOP THE SHIA SUNNI COMPLEX YOU SHALL BE WEAKEN.AND DEPENDANT
ON..ZION CAN ENTER LEBANON
…..WHY THE MOHAMMAD DIFFERENCE
COUSIN.NEPHEW
BROTHER
NON BROTHER
HAND GESTURE
ONLY GOOD PEOPLE THE IRAN..UNTIL YOU HAVE YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPENDANT ON EURO
TECH.SIEMAN
ALL BACKDOOR OPEN FOR ISRAEL TO INFILTRATE

YES U SEE MOTHER RUSSIA NEED ISRAEL MORE THAN SYRIA…S300 A LIL GURL DISPLAY

WHA T IF

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis, Egyptians, Persians and Maghrebines are NOT Arabs.
They were illegally invaded by followers of Muhammad al-Shirk the necrophile.
The day they will reject his death-cult and renew with their roots, they will live in peace.

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Ever heard of punctuation? Caps OFF!

Daeshbags-Sux
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@News Desk : IAF is Indian Air Force. The Russian one is VKS, Iranian one is IRIAF, Iraq’s is IQAF, the Israeli one is KHA (Kheil Ha Avir) 😉 “There is not much Syria can do in this case because they do not have any military presence inside of Lebanon” => Oh, even if they had… Last time they gave a try, it resulted with Operation Mole Cricket 19 AKA “The Great Bekaa Valley Turkey Shoot” : 29 SAM batteries (thus many many more launchers) destroyed (on a total of 30), 82-86 aircraft shot down (on 100)… And guess what?… Read more »

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good for israel. iran’s colonialism into syria must be stopped.

Gryz
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Gryz

Well whenever Israel stops being an illegal expanding colony itself,maybe Syria and Iran willl revise their friendship.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Well, they actually shrunk! Balfour declaration : http://www.mythsandfacts.org/conflict/mandate_for_palestine/1920-mandate_for_palestine.jpg Now: To be frank… Doing the decisionship instead of them, well… It’d be very simple… You see what is green on the post 6 Days war map? Add the full 1800km² Golan Heights (Syria still has 600km²), the Shabaa Farms, then a serious salient into Syria up to Khazrajīyah, Rif-dimashq, connected to the Lebanese border in Shabaa in the east and to Rafid in the South. Why such a salient? Simple : to pack 3-4k 155mm and 203mm Howitzers into Damascus’ range, Kim Il Song style!!! Oh, BTW, I’d had NEVER let… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Not only in Syria : in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Afghanistan too.

Gryz
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Gryz

Iraq – Funny the US military actually helped Iran get an unimaginable level of sympathy and resulting foothold here, by illegally invading a non-threatening country on false grounds, state lies that still haunt the halls of the UN and will taint its history forever. Powell first in line told this in his book and many interviews by describing it as the “worst minutes of his existence”, being forced to provide a speech of utter lies to an international audience to justify a criminal, genocidal war of corporate interest for Halliburton, Carlyle, Lockeed, Boeing, Dell and the like, with stakeholders being… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Yeah, Dubya is a moron. Must have dealt with the Ayatollahs instead of Saddam. Iranian mullahs are far from being loved in Iran where Tehran stadium chants “Death to Khamenei”, “Down with the mullahs”, etc. The taqiyya may work abroad, not with those who live in the fear of the infamous Basij Gestapo. For sure, the Yankees should have listened to their elder brother, how many time did we warned them they would fück it all up. Any way, all this shït is lasting for 1400 years, we have to deal with it for 1287 years here, we started the… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

I knew there was a sociopatic element in every fascist, and ypu’re such a perfect specimen xD Of everything i said ,of everything the Iraqigenocide has brought,all you criminal madman had to say is “they should have murdered Iranians first”. A war of lies,an Ocean of despair, Al-Qaeda tjen ISIS all over? America officially turned enemy of world stability, known to all.as the biggest criminal liars and abusers of the XXIst century acting outside of any mandate since they didnt obtain any and with good reason, and bent on state lies to massively enrich its elite corporations and stakeholders while… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

“Powell first in line told this in his book and many interviews by describing it as the “worst minutes of his existence”, being forced to provide a speech of utter lies to an international audience to justify a criminal, genocidal war of corporate interest for Halliburton, Carlyle, Lockeed, Boeing, Dell and the like, with stakeholders being the very biggest band of war criminals” ===> Well, Powell can say he learnt “taqiyya” from the so-called prophet Muhammad! Arafat did exactly the same with Oslo-II to steal land from Israel, even quoting the Hudaibiyyah treaty… 😁 Corruption is an absolutely normal thing… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

I am an atheist you moron,you’re the avid braindead illmuninate Kabal Hasbarah reader 😂😂😂 and you got a short memory too, since i repeatedly said I hated the iranien regime ag lrast as much as the military fascit zionist regime, but that it was up to the Iranian people to take thel down, not neighboring genocidal criminal occupiers only interested in destroying their countries and livelihoods to get unquestionned dominance in the region. You can dream on it buddy ! tje Persians rose once to destroy the Israeli’loving Shah,they will rise again to take down their islamist usurpers, but make… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

Arafat tried to steal Israli land ??? ahahahah i missed that last gem , he asked for less than 20%of his land to show his good will and the Zionazis refused even that and continued to expand every colony ROFL 😂

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Arafat the Egyptian first tried to steal Jordan, then Lebanon.
For Oslo-II, he publicly compared this to the Hudaibiyyah treaty, in other terms, a taqiyya by Muhammad al-Shirk.
https://smoothstone.blogspot.com/2006/12/what-is-hudabaiya-hudaibiya-treaty.html
His goal has ALWAYS been the destruction of Israel, then, he enough paraded the PLO logo at the UN :
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Gryz
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Gryz

You do love maps her, how about REALITY for once in your life ? like everything GREEN = what the UN says is OK for ISrael, INCLUDING the US except from Trump and it’ll change. Everything that is not is Israel behaving as the rogue state it has always been.comment image

Gryz
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Gryz

Now do not say “they rejected it” and the usual bullshit that comes with it. Oslo fixed all and Arafat accepted a completely drawn-down version of the original claim and still got bashed entirely, every single government on Earth including various US admin even approve of that, Clinton first in line, himself totally pro-Israeli at the same time but once fed up by Zionist bullshit. Same with Henri Kissinger himself calling Israeli leaders as “the most treacherous allies the US ever got.”

Pink
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Pink

It will end when Assad is dead. Then Erdogan will destroy Israel.

Pink
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Pink

The Israelis buried toxic rubbish at Golan. Erdogan will only have to throw bombs and the Israelis will have poisonous water.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Actually, if your assertion is true (very dubious), it’s the Jordans and Fakestinians who will drink this water : Israelis have water-cleanng centers and recycle water many times, you know…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

PKK has now a 1.31:1 kill ratio on Turkish army… Turkey can’t even beat PKK for 40 years and you hope Erdogan will beat Israel which is the #4 nuke power, is much better equipped and trained than Turkish army and… Knowing them, they won’t wait having the Turks at their doorstep…
Let me give you my advise : contact this Swiss company :
http://www.andair.ch/shelter-technique.html
You really will need them!

Gryz
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Gryz

Entirely agree and I too love how the PKK toast the Turkish army exactly like Tsahal used to get toast by Hezbollah for 17 years and then kicked out again in 2006 big time for the whole world to see 😂🤣 same pattern :Notorious rogue states with ruthless and disproprotionatly big armies unable to cope with a much-smaller and lesser-equipped but well-organized and motivated guerilla defending its land and right to exist from endless attacks and provocations ,good example mate !

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Except that Hellbollah terrorists got a serious spanking in 2006… BTW, they didn’t dared a new attack for 13 years now… Now, Erdogan has serious phantasms at creating the biggest army on Earth with uniting the 57 Muslim countries just to crush tiny Israel https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13559/turkey-army-of-islam This would mean a budget on par with China and a 5.6M personnel… I’m not sure that if he implies in such project, even if only the quarter are likely to join, this would go unnoticed and not seen as only a threat to Israel. Gosh, they must be really snorting cocaine like vacuum cleaners… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

AHAHAHAHAH you’re so much fun man, so much, so much fun. Hezbollah got a spanking and does not dare move ever since ? your brain is upside down bro , it’s Tsahal that got the message once and for all and goes all the way to bomb SYRIA for years now and still remains clear to bomb Lebanon even ONCE , they just do overflights to provoke and taunt rural populations as the usual cowards they are, and risk civilian airlines to get cover from potential Syrian Air-Defense fire, but that’s about what they can do. Another fanboy who did… Read more »